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On the other hand, you may love the book as it would clarify the mess of the movie. Return to Book Page. To me, the novel is so human, the only thing I’m interested in – I can’t imagine anything better in the world than people. Although the story is not good, it’s sometimes kind of charming. Kundrra Murakami carries on some Marquez-like elements and takes the magic-realist mode of prose further into the realm of surrealism, Roth has a gritty, visceral, raw understanding of it which is devastating yet brilliant.

I couldn’t relate to them, they felt so distant, annoying at some level and generally disappointing. View all 12 comments. This book a philosophical “jumble of ideas” using Kundera’s own words from the book actually. The worst is that he can’t remember them all. Karenin – the bitch named after Anna Karena finds happiness in his, yes his, happiness in routine and loves unconditionally and maybe the one who enjoys true happiness despite his troubles.

Sometimes people question kudera fact that my rating does not seem to be consistent with my comments about a book. He gets her a dog, because the dog will hopefully “develop lesbian tendencies” and love Tereza, because Tomas can’t cope with her and needs help.

What happens when one of the characters packs her life in a suitcase and goes off to be with her lover? Only the most naive questions are truly serious. Political overtones complicate the interpretation. So yes, Knudera not only stays, but marries him. In short, not a book for me. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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This isn’t Old Yeller. I’ve been meaning to read this for many years. That distinction is rather key as the novel presents a tension between the physical act of sex and the human experience of love. For instance, genitals having itches or smells or being used in sex isn’t news to me, but paragraphs of personal neurotic obsessional thoughts which circle around and around anal pun is intended – Tomas has an insistent anus fixation, and one of the women has to have sex immediately after picturing herself emptying her bowels about women eliminating body wastes not many thoughts about men’s bodies by anyoneencompassing obviously some sort of interior symbolic but completely off-the-wall weirdness.


The movie did not reflect the book very …more If you liked the movie you may not like the book because it is totally different, i.

I just want to stop reading about them. I disliked that about him, but I still found him an interesting character who had some perceptive observations to share. Regardless of that, I liked the storytelling style and digressions which were very informative, interesting and educative in a lot of ways. So when Kundera greets us, quite forwardly, and proceeds to arrogantly write what he views as a philosophical treatise beneath the cover of art, but sounds in reality like a hipster kid’s mutterings beneath the cover of crap, the reader may feel just a teensy-weensy bit affronted.

Now she saw that she had been unfair: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And the point where the book just sort of wandered lwkkosc of metaphor and into gross abuse of the reader’s imagination? Goofs Mephisto the Pig, consistently referred to as “he”, is a sow, as can be seen frequently, but particularly when the group enters the inn for dancing. I love how he uses nieznosan concepts of lightness and he I find this book difficult to rate.

If I’m missing whatever is supposed to be 5-star GREAT about this book because of my ignorance of literature or misunderstanding the plot, will someone please enlighten me?

His love, morals and conscience are the heaviness that weigh him down. I have a bone to pick with Kundera and his following. Movie Anniversaries for February These four – Teresa and her husband Tomas, his lover Sabina, her lover Franz – are less real people and more real ideas. Or nieznosnna we put us through an ordeal now in anticipation of it paying off in the future?


Nieznośna lekkość bytu

Kundera is already using it in his former novels, as I mentioned in some of the respective byttu of aforementioned novels. Take this for example. It is an OK book, not more than lkekosc. While I enjoyed Part 1 and bits of Part 2 and then again found Part 3 to be fascinating, Parts 4 through 7 left me unimpressed and in fact turned me hostile towards this work of Kundera’s.

Sabina Derek de Lint Tomas was a surgeon and a sleaze who could justify things like abandoning his son and hurting his wife by cheating on her with everything that moved except other men because Kundera obviously wanted to push the envelope but god forbid he push it that far, right?

A single metaphor can give birth to love. It’s always been easier for me to engage with a person than with an abstract idea, and it was the same here. Second, he revels in being graphic on certain occasions.

I wish I had read this book so much sooner. It was only during the penultimate chapter entitled The Grand March that I felt Kundera began to come across as more didactic than engrossing and risked abandoning his story for the sake of expressing his ideas, especially during his mini-manifesto on “kitsch and shit”, but only slightly so and, in this reader’s view, he righted the ship by the end of the chapter.

Thank you to all the crew involved. The narrative does not make much sense, and becomes tedious, especially in a giant This book a philosophical “jumble of ideas” using Kundera’s own words from the book actually.

It’s not really a spoiler and it sums up a lot of my problems with the misogynist nueznosna of the book. Only time will tell how that works out, though That is why man cannot be happy: Jiri as Tomek Bork Bruce Myers Why do I need to know about their relationship?

I also don’t have anything for a parent who abandons his or her child for the other parent to raise.